36-6A-41. Dentist responsible for dental hygienist or dental auxiliary--Differing levels of assistance based upon education. Each dentist who uses the services of a dental hygienist or dental auxiliary to assist the dentist in the practice of dentistry is responsible for the acts of the dental hygienist or dental auxiliary while engaged in such assistance. The dentist shall permit the dental hygienist or dental auxiliary to perform only those acts which the dentist is authorized under this chapter to delegate to a dental hygienist or dental auxiliary. The acts shall be performed under supervision of a dentist. The board may permit differing levels of dental assistance based upon recognized educational standards, approved by the board, for the training of dental hygienists or dental auxiliaries.
Source: SL 1971, ch 213, § 35; SL 1981, ch 275, § 30; SL 1984, ch 250, § 7; SL 1992, ch 269, § 52; SL 2015, ch 199, § 45.
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